1. representative government
    the people elect officials to conduct government
  2. magna carta
    1st document in history to limit the powers of government
  3. autocracy
    governed by a single person having unlimited power
  4. obligarchy
    a government in which a few people such as a dominent clan or clique have power
  5. monarchy
    has a queen emporer or empress
  6. communist
    there is an absence of government
  7. direct democracy
    people hold all the power
  8. republic
    representitives are elected by people to serve as their voice in the government
  9. bixby representitive
    jim vrydenstien
  10. bixbys district
    1st congressional district
  11. how many senators
  12. how many representatives
  13. cencus
    • population counted every 15 years
    • plays into redistributing and redistricting
  14. fillbuster
    • debate designed to prevent a vote
    • designed to prevent a vote on a bill
  15. whip
    A whip is an official in a political party whose primary purpose is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. Whips are a party's "enforcers", who typically offer inducements and threaten party members to ensure that they vote according to the official party policy
  16. speaker
    The Speaker is the principal office holder in the House of Representatives. He or she is the House's representative or spokesman and chairs its meetings. The Speaker is elected from among the 150 Members of the House and is usually a person of considerable parliamentary experience.
  17. nj plan
    The New Jersey Plan was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.
  18. virginia plan
    was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch.
  19. quorum
    • needed to do business¬†
    • the number of members in a grroup required to be present to caarry out official business
  20. libel
    written defamtion
  21. slander
    false spoken statement
  22. presidental veto
    congress can override with 2/3 votes
  23. line item veto
    • unconsitituonal
    • gives president to much power president
    • edits the bill
  24. enumerated powers
    those that are specifically listed by the constitution
  25. implied powers
    • also called necessary and proper clause or elastic clause
    • those that are not specifically listed but are inferred
  26. inherent power
    those that do not have to be ranted by the consitituion inherently the power of the government
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